Cover of my newly published Ebook. Can you imagine giving birth on September Eleven, 2001? I am sure there are a ton of kids born on that terrible day. I know two who were born on 9/11, this inspired me to write a story titled: My Birthday is September 11. It is a thought-provoking story for all readers. The Ebook titled My Birthday is September Eleven and Other Short Stories is available on Kindle. See description below:
Growing up is filled with new experiences and they partner emotions. Our trials in life teach us compassion and help us to empathize with others. Our difficulties make us who we are, helping each of us to find our place in the world.
In this collection of short stories, simple acts of kindness make a world of difference in the lives of individuals. The theme of compassion weaves through all five stories, inspiring readers to discover this important lesson in life; we were created to help others.
My Birthday is September Eleven- A story about a boy who was born on 9/11. When the reader steps into the world of Matthew he or she will recognize the undercurrent of mourning that will help all to never forget 9/11.
Zebra Boy – A biracial boy is spared further teasing when his best friend comes to his rescue.
The Good Samaritan – A group of fifth-graders raise funds to help a fellow classmate who needs money for a life-saving surgery.
No More Hunger – Ronald, a Haitian boy whose village was virtually wiped out by a devastating hurricane, becomes a victim of abject poverty. He is later rescued when the well-respected Madame Wilson takes it upon herself to nourish him back to health.
A New Life – A biracial boy experiences many hardships before being adopted by a caring couple.
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I am so elated to announce the release date of my second trilingual book which will be released June of 2011.
|SIGNING OF EMERGENCY GRANTS
HAITIAN GIRLS ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL
Hello all : Below is an article I wrote that was published on Blogcritics earlier today. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who gave a donation for Haiti relief. I also want to say thank you to those who have purchased a copy of “Marie and her Friend the Sea Turtle” I donate a portion of the proceeds from book sales to the Lambi Fund of Haiti.
Today is the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that changed my native Haiti forever. Even though life in Haiti will never be the same, I would like to take a moment to talk about some good news I received from Karen Ashmore, executive director of the Lambi Fund of Haiti, an organization whose goal is to assist “community-based organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.”
Immediately following the earthquake, the Lambi Fund sprang into action to provide immediate and effective relief to needy families. The Fund distributed emergency grants to 44 grassroots organizations to purchase life essentials like food, water, shelter, and medical supplies. A total of 8,000 – 9,000 people received emergency relief, representing 1,080 families with an average of eight people per family.
It is truly heartwarming to have learned how quickly the Lambi Fund staffers came to the aid of the Haitian people.
Here is what two individuals had to say about the Lambi Fund:
Mr. Josephat, a member of a community organization in the Artibonite, recalled:
“I had 21 people, strangers staying with me and my family. We did not think twice about welcoming them, but we had not yet figured out how they would be cared for or how they would be fed.
“When we heard about Lambi Fund’s program to help impacted families, I was so happy that I cried. I cried because I was touched and shocked that people who had been at the center of this disaster had the time to think about us.
“I was so proud to be a member of a strong organization, and I really deeply understood why being organized is the path to a better life. We would have been left to our own devices without Lambi Fund’s support.
“The government never came and the NGOs which did drop by brought free food supplies and their methods of distribution stripped us of our dignity.”
A beneficiary of the Fund’s assistance said:
“My name is Ostazia. My husband and I have 10 children and we live in the North West. After the January 12, 2010 earthquake which destroyed Port-au-Prince, our household increased by 10 more people. This was extremely problematic as we did not have the means to care for them. It is thanks to my organization and the Lambi Fund that we got the relief we so desperately needed. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THANK YOU!”
The above news made my day. I am very thankful for such a great organization as the Lambi Fund. I will continue to donate money to the Fund, because I know that the money is being put to good use.
For an extensive breakdown of Lambi Fund’s earthquake relief, please read the Earthquake Activities Update on their website.
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